In response to security concerns and attacks on its officials, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has relocated materials used in the November 11 Kogi State governorship election from Lokoja to Abuja.
Materials moved to Abuja include election results, BVAS and other relevant sensitive documents used in the election.
Confirming the development, a source told Daily Trust;
“The materials used in prosecuting the November 11 governorship election are no longer safe here (in Kogi) because of incessant attacks on INEC officials, offices and tribunal members by thugs sponsored by unknown politicians. Therefore, the commission ordered the removal of the materials to a safe place.”
This is also coming after the Kogi election tribunal moved its sitting to the National Judicial Council complex in Jabi, Abuja because of the security threats in Lokoja.